Boost your reserves
By building the things that energise you into everyday life you’ll have the reserves to call on in difficult times. ‘Energising’ doesn’t mean ‘high-energy’, it’s whatever makes you feel good, content, in control, and detached from work. It could be going for a run or walk, connecting with family and friends, reading, gardening, cooking, mindfulness… whatever it is make time for it and stick to it.
Sleep equals productivity
According to Arianna Huffington in The Sleep Revolution, our loss of sleep adds up to 11 days of lost productivity every year. It’s the ultimate and possibly most important way we can recharge our batteries. If you’re struggling to switch off and get real rest, check out som of Huffington’s tips.
Reconnect with your core values
All roads lead back to purpose. When we’re connected with our core values, we can use these to navigate challenges and stay anchored to our goals. Take some time to reflect on whether you’re using your energy on the right things or if your time is being sapped by people and tasks that don’t bring you satisfaction or progress.
From rest comes resilience
The temptation to keep going, to push through even when we’re feeling low on energy can be strong. But homeostasis is a biological necessity, the brain needs to be continuously restored and sustained to move forward. It takes time and discipline to focus on rest and recharge, but when you’re firing on all cylinders you’ll notice the difference in all areas of your life.